Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Booker T. 

9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.

With a simple, sinister walking bass line and percussive stabs on the upper register, Booker T. and the MGs' "Green Onions" remains the gold standard for instrumental organ soul. As the backing band for Stax Records, Booker T. Jones and his bandmates played on a number of unbreakable Memphis soul tracks and helped popularize the city's pulsing grooves. In the years since the MGs split, Jones went on to produce albums for Bill Withers and Willie Nelson; his 2009 album Potato Hole was another step outside the B3-powered tunes that made him famous. Produced by Patterson Hood and featuring contributions from the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young, the disc features plenty of ragged electric guitar (compliments of Booker himself) and a few choice covers. Booker T. comes to town as part of the fifteenth edition of the Big Muddy Blues Festival.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation